WATERLOO — Henry Landschoot arrived to teach middle school mathematics in Waterloo in September 1969.
He was 21 years old and fresh out of college.
Monday, the 69-year-old Landschoot was honored with a plaque and words of thanks for a 48-year career that has come to an end.
“I loved it very much. I enjoyed the kids, the staff and the administrators I worked with,” Landschoot said Monday.
“But it’s time. I leave the technology department in good shape,” he said.
The Phelps native spent more than 30 years teaching mathematics to seventh and eighth graders before becoming full-time technology coordinator.
He actually retired a few years ago, but kept working on a part-time basis as technology coordinator, website master and teaching the staff how to use technology in the classroom.
The district has made fifth-grade science teacher Toby Coleman a teacher on special assignment for the coming school year to serve as website master and staff development director.
Appointments approved by the board Monday include:
• Erica Oliver and Kristen Lamson to three-year probationary appointments as special education teachers at LaFayette Intermediate School.
• Kristen Hefti to a four-year probationary appointment as English teacher at Waterloo High School.
• Sherrill O’Brien and Josh Rice to assist in the technology department for four hours a day, five days a week for up to nine weeks.
• Angela Markel and Michelle Mateo to work in the grades 3-5 summer reading program at LaFayette Intermediate School.
• Kristen Hefti to work in the English Language Arts summer curriculum program.
• Casey Kapp as a teaching assistant and Melissa Stenberg as a registered nurse in the 2017 SPARK program at Skoi-Yase Primary School this summer.
In other action, the board:
• Accepted the resignation of LaFayette Intermediate School music teacher Abigail Sullivan after four years.
• Approved paying Seneca County $32,000 toward the cost of having the county provide a substance abuse prevention counselor in the district.
• Approved tours of the high school from 2 to 3 p.m. July 29 by members of the Class of 1967, which is having its 50-year reunion this year.